November 5, 2007

Junior two-sport standout has UM ties

This Virginia junior will have his pick of the litter in terms of football and basketball scholarship offers, but Maryland does have a hook in its bid to try to land his signature.

Glen Allen, Va., QB/S Antone Exum, who is expected to be one of the state's top players in 2009, also stands out on the hardwood.

The difficulty in signing Exum is a testament to the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Deep Run High School star's athleticism. Exum appears likely to attract significant high-major offers as both a football and basketball player.

On the gridiron, Exum, who visited College Park for last month's Virginia game, is also hearing from North Carolina, Duke, Purdue and nearly every other ACC school not located in Florida.

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